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March 7, 1989

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f" i I( /I*.ST YIC~ es - at ~r the ALl. is the teen ~venth ALL 11 be 14th 989 at I Har- I/[ial/li uired. )n the and ualif~ young t t9as Pag send and :RS - AI l. 60:1 N[ !': N'IA MISS 9 will ekage rance The ,elude T\ ~eling E IS 1 v, ur~ 71=51 I 1 ) At k .r y 8 ~l+ or Supl ling [" M 00 PM I (Action complete as of 5 p.m. Thursday) A bill requiring those prescribing medications to sp$cify in writing whether generic drugs are not to be used to fill an order and another requiring members of the teachers' retirement system to submit notifi- cations by April 1, 1989, of their intentions not to retire are two of five measures awaiting the governor 's signature The " borrowing bill" which will allow the executive to borrow up to $135 million in negotiable, tax - free bonds on or before June 30, 1989, is also pending his signature. While this money will be used to pay the state's debts, the bill contains a provision stating that the loan must be paid back by June 30, 1992. Five million dollars, collected from rev- enues generated by the increase in sales tax, is to be set aside each month to meet this provision. The remaining bills pending the g(3verffor's signature include one repealing the Beef Industry Self - Improvement Program and a local measure allowing the Jefferson County Commission to purchase land for its fairgrounds. SENATE To date, the Senate has passed 29 measures. One of these requires pharmac- ists to complete an annual accred- itation program of continuing pro- fession education in order to qualify for the renewal of their licenses. Another allows the state Medical Licensing Board to initiate and investigate charges of malpractice and incompetence leveled against physicians and podiatrists. A bill specifying the rights rind responsibilities of lessors and less- es in relation to safe deposit boxes was also passed by the Senate. Other bills meeting the approval of this body include making it a criminal offense to advertise the sale of drug would require state agencies t(~ pay uncontested invoices for services purchased on or after June l, 19.00, within 30 days of receiving, the invoice or pay interest on the amount due. The Education Committee has been discussing a measure that would allow county boards of education to provide school buse,~ for those students wishing to atiend an area university or college and who are unable to find transportation A hill relating to developing an effective multidisciplinary, screen ing, advisory and planning system to assist courts in determining the advisability of taking a child out ,)f his home environment is being considered in the Senate Judiciary Committee. llOUSE In the House, 524 bills have been introduced thus far. Forty-six have passed and have been sent to the Senate for its consideration. One of these allows the submission of blood alcohol test results as evidence in cases involving automobile accid- ents and another permits damage awards in boundary line disputes between property owners. Other bills passed in the House include allowing employee., of school districts to be eligible for membership on their home county board of education even if they work in another county, and limiting ,political contributions and defining the methods of investigating alleg- ed contributions violations Several bills will be up for pass- age next week, Sortie of these include permitting simul-cas~ wag- ering from a Northern Panhandle racetrack lodge, placing the use of muzzel-loaded pistols trader the' same provisions of la~ ~s lor muzzel - loaded deer hunting lic enses, and allowing motorists t~ continue their flow of traffic when signaled by the driver of a school bus paraphernalia or to sell these mat- or when the two highways are erials to minors, allowing law separated by a median. "Children at Risk' is the topic ot the public hearing scheduled for March 7 at 3 p.m in the House Cllamber Another public hearing, featuring 1)r Ernest L Boyer, President of the Carnegie Foundat ion for the Advancement of Teach- ing will be held on March I4. at i Pipestem tan Club The Pipestem Ruritan Club. dur- ing their regular dinner meeting on Saturday evening, voted to make a donation to the Jerry t, ltines Memorial Scholarship Fund This money will be seni to the Ruritan National Foundation Fund an or ~aniza!ion formed to assist students of all ages) in furthering their lormal educa!ion past high school, The Foundation is administered by five trustees Trustees are elected by the Delegafes at the Ruritan National Convention. Jerry }lines was a young Vir- ginia policeman recently shot and killed after stopping a fleeing motor- ist on Interstate 81 A Ruritan Zone Governor in the Virginia area in which he lived, Jerry was also the father of a young son who was a member of the Ruritan Rising Senior program in their local Club. Special gUeSt of lhe meeting was George Musser of Lewisburg who is a member of the Richlands Club and Gover,~)~ ()t !he Ruritan Lower West Virginia i,~>t) It', He spoke briefly, using as his theme, " Motivation". He s)a!('d ' each Ruritan member sh